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Alcohol and its effects on pregnancy

Alcohol and its effects on pregnancy

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There is no joy greater than motherhood. During your pregnancy, you should be extra cautious to do away with habits that may have a negative effect on your pregnancy.

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Alcohol is the most prominent of them. Here is what you should know about alcohol consumption and its ill effects.

Consumption of Alcohol: should you or should you not?

Pregnancy is one of those delicate phases of life where you must place your baby’s interest above everything else. Everything that you consume may be transferred to your baby. It is therefore best to cut down completely on your alcohol intake.

What are the Ill effects of alcohol on your baby?

Most of the alcohol that one has, is absorbed by the bloodstream through the walls of stomach and intestine quickly

Being a depressant, it slows the functioning of the nervous system, in addition to impairing the thought process
A drink means feeding your baby with the same
The alcohol, like carbon monoxide of cigarettes, seeps through the blood stream of the mother to the baby, and causes same health disorders that can even lead to Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) if the mother drinks heavily
It can also lead the baby to lifelong impairments and will reduce her immunity considerably

The only way recommended for the best growth of the unborn is to quit drinking alcohol. Enjoy this wonderful time of your life. And forget all the habits that are far less important than the well-being of your baby.

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